[whatwg] Use of article to identify the main content of a web page (was Re: A plea to Hixie to adopt <main>)
faulkner.steve at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 04:40:32 PST 2012
hixies suggestion to use article to act as a main content identifier  is
incorrect, as per the HTML spec 
The article element represents a self-contained composition in a document,
> page, application, or site and that is, in principle, independently
> distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication. This could be a forum post,
> a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a user-submitted comment, an
> interactive widget or gadget, or any other independent item of content.
The main element as per the main element spec :
The main element represents the main content section of the body of a
> document or application. The main content section consists of content that
> is directly related to or expands upon the central topic of a document or
> central functionality of an application.
The article and main roles as defined in ARIA have distinct
characteristics and those distinctions are also expressed via how they
(and the article element) are exposed via accessibility APIs in browsers.
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